Upcoming Events

At the museum

Annual Stockton Chinese New Year

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Come out to the biggest Chinese New Year party in the Central Valley!

Presented by the CNYC of Stockton. 

Celebrate the Annual Stockton Chinese New Year Parade and Celebration! There will be four lion dance teams and a dragon dance team performing (Lion Dance Me, Eastern Ways, Thien Quang Lion Dancers, and the Chinese Benevolent Association Dragon dance team). Neil Nayyar the instrumentalist who sings plays 117 musical instruments and vocalist Joe Wu are part of the entertainment. Bahala Na Escrima will demonstrate, Red Phoenix Rising will perform it’s 30 minute play, “The Jade Rabbit”, Morodok Khmer Performing Arts will dance and many other groups are performing.

The Stockton Chinese New Years Festival will be held at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove on March 5th, 2023. Doors Open at 10:00am – 5:00pm

$10 for adults $5 for seniors free kids 10 or under

Purchase Prepaid Tickets ( Including $6 Entry Fee )
Louie’s Market- 734 E Main St Stockton

More info: ccs4you@att.net or 209.473.3499

Lodi Unified School District Art Show

Saturday, April 15, 2023

The Museum is proud to partner once again with Lodi Unified School District and GOT Kids to present their 2023 Student Art show. Featuring art made by students in grades 9-12, this multi-medium competition has something for everyone including photography, painting, and sculpture.

This free event is open to the public. There is a $6 parking fee per car to enter Micke Grove Park (free to Museum Members).

To see past winners, click HERE

“Through My Father’s Eyes” Exhibit Opening

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Join us for the opening of “Through My Father’s Eyes: The Filipino-American Photographs of Ricardo Ocreto Alvarado.” This traveling exhibit explores the lives and work of Filipino-Americans in California post-WWII. 
Enjoy a day of cultural celebration with delicious food and handmade goods from local Filipino makers as well as traditional entertainment performances. A panel discussion of experts in local Filipino-American history will share their stories, insight, and knowledge with guests who wish to learn more about the experiences of the Filipino-American community in San Joaquin County. 
Admission is free to all visitors. There is a $6 parking fee per car to enter Micke Grove Park (waived for Museum Members with a valid Membership card)
Featured vendors:

Lodi Vines: Past, Present, & Future

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Join the San Joaquin County Historical Museum for “Lodi Vines: Past, Present, and Future,” a celebration of Lodi’s grape and wine industry. We invite you for an evening of wine, food, and music as you hear from a panel of local experts who will share their vast knowledge and unique insight.
Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30pm
San Joaquin County Historical Museum
11793 N. Micke Grove Road
Tickets: $40 (includes parking)/$30 for Museum Members
All guests must be age 21+
For tickets or more information, call (209) 331-2055.
This event is now SOLD OUT!

Tickets must be pre-purchased. There will be no tickets available at the door.
Sponsored by Ironstone Vineyards.
In partnership with the Lodi Winegrape Commission, Lodi District Grape Growers Association, The Lucas Winery, La Belle Nue Wine, Klinker Brick Winery, Michael David Winery, and LVVR Sparkling Cellars. Dinner by Addy’s Paella.

Passport to Adventure

Summer Family Activity Days

Tuesdays & Thursdays in June & July*
9:00am – 12:00pm

$20 per child, per day
First parent free
Additional adults – $20/each

Passport To Adventure is not a drop-off camp. Children must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian at all times for the duration of the day.

Join the San Joaquin County Historical Museum for a series of family activity days this summer! Enjoy crafts, entertainment, stories & poetry, and other museum activities all with a cultural focus and led by our knowledgeable docents or local presenters. 

*Except 4th of July week

For more information or to register, call (209) 331-2055 or download the registration form HERE


4th Annual San Joaquin County Tractor Fest

Saturday, October 12, 2024

Get ready for clouds of dust, a bit of rust, and a ton of family fun at the 4th Annual San Joaquin County Tractor Fest – an event for all ages! 
Tractor Fest will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Micke Grove Park.
Offerings include an interactive, hands-on tractor show, tractor parade, activities for kids, local food trucks, and the museum buildings & exhibits will of course be open to enjoy throughout the day.
This year, we are proud to parnter with the San Joaquin County Farm Bureau as we work to inspire the next generation of farmers, engineers, and agricultural innovators.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. To become a sponsor, contact Evan Hust, Director of Development. ehust@sanjoaquinhistory.org Download sponsorship information HERE.
Register your tractor! Museum mebership is required. Download tractor registration form HERE.



31st Annual
Festival of Trees

Limited Preview Event
For those who have difficulty in large crowds
Friday, December 1, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Main Event
Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3, 2023
10:00am – 4:00pm

Tickets available at the door.

Join the tradition!

The Festival of Trees is an annual tradition at the San Joaquin County Museum. Join us for this festive, two-day celebration of the holidays featuring, crafts, entertainment, food, and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Enjoy performances by local artists, pick up a festive swag or wreath made by our Docent Council members, and stroll our beautiful 18-acre grounds as you and your families make memories which will last a lifetime.

For more information, click HERE